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Dr Alison Habens

Academic Lead (Communication)

Alison Habens


I am course leader for undergraduate Creative Writing at the University of Portsmouth. I also teach on MA Creative Writing and hold a PhD on the subject of ‘divine inspiration’ in literature. I run a research project called ‘Ink:Well’ – Life-writing for Wellbeing. My teaching specialisms include fairy tales and philosophy, epic poetry and historical novels, play writing and contemporary literary fiction. 

In publishing, I am best known for Dreamhouse, a 1990s cult novel based on Alice in Wonderland, with further novels, Lifestory and Family Outing, in print and short stories, articles, poems and plays to see on my websiteThe True Picture and Pencilwood.

I live in an old church on the Isle of Wight and commute to work by hovercraft.  

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